The lunch break power hour

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Struggle finding time to train? Then turn your lunch break into a power hour. It might seem strange, stressful and exhausting but plan it right and actually lunch time training is a great opportunity to train without taking time away from your social life, family, work or studying.

At Freeletics it’s something we’ve been doing for a while. So we know what it takes to make it as efficient, effective and stress-free as possible. Here’s what you need to consider beforehand:

  1. Search a suitable spot close to your office or university and time how long it takes to get there. The shorter the distance the longer you have to train.
  2. Make sure there are no meetings scheduled for your training time. Always give yourself an hour to get there, train, eat lunch and get back to work.
  3. Is there somewhere you can take a shower afterwards?
  4. Prepare and pack your lunch so it’s ready to tuck into straight after your workout. The Freeletics Nutrition Coach has plenty of post-workout, on-the-go snacks, ideal to complement your training.
  5. Have a gym bag in your office at all times with everything you need to train: mat, water bottle, training shoes, towel, gloves, deodrant – very important!
  6. Find a spot to hang up your shirt, suit, or usual working outfit. You don’t want to slip back into creased clothes after your workout.
  7. Cool down and stretch after your workout to bring your body back to it’s normal state before returning to your desk.
  8. Don’t have time for a Helios or Aphrodite? Choose a shorter workout Anything is always better than nothing.
  9. Check the weather and be prepared for anything.
  10. All that’s left is to do now is get your colleagues or fellow students in on the action. Create your own office training group and spend your power hour together. Team training. Team building.

Maximise the minutes you have in a day. There’s no such thing as being “too busy”. If you really want something you’ll make time for it.

Any other lunch time training tips? We want to hear from you. Join the discussion and leave a comment below. Or share your training photos with us via social media using #Freeletics #LunchTimeTraining